The unemployable managers - a gender-wise employability analysis
Management education has witnessed a mushrooming growth in India. From just about 200 MBA colleges in the early 1990s to around 3,300 MBA colleges today, there has been a remarkable focus on building capacity in management education.
However, employability for management students remains dismally low, according to the National Employability Report — MBA Graduates, 2012.
Employability of MBA graduates is exceptionally low ( at 2.52%) in Business consulting, whereas it is just 7.98% for the Analyst function.
Great English language and cognitive skills are required for these roles. Marketing records the lowest employability at around 7%.
BFSI ( 7.69%) and HR jobs ( 9.63%) follow closely. The BFSI sector has created a large number of jobs in the last decade. The employability in the area of Operations is 15.04%, which is nearly half of that in the ITeS/ BPO sector. Higher percentage of women are employable in HR roles.
40% of employable talent lies beyond the top 1,000 MBA colleges.